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Not just for forensic peeps,
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This review is from: Photoshop CS3 for Forensics Professionals: A Complete Digital Imaging Course for Investigators (Paperback)Having used several different "help" books written for different versions of Photoshop and found them tragically lacking in any help for forensic applications, I was thrilled to death when I found out George Reis had written this book! The day of (or perhaps as late as the day after), we promptly bought two copies for our lab and one for the lab director's personal library. Naturally, all three immediately went missing. No intent to permanently deprive, I'm sure. Two have been recovered (we are pretty good investigators after all), but the third remains MIA for now. As such I recently purchased yet another copy, to be chained to my desk and never to be loaned out. Sadly this book is not available new from the publisher anymore so if you think you want it, tell the publisher to make more! Right now! Do it!
As for the book, it is awesome (hence the four copies to date). Extremely well written with real-world examples for all sorts of forensic applications (from latents to photo imaging to video to shoe prints and ballistic disciplines, everyone has something to love here). If you look at little bitty things or blurry things and testify about those little bitty or blurry things, you need this book!
I say that it is also good for non-forensic people also because a lot of what he describes can and is easily translated into off-duty applications. Want that photo of your daughter blowing out her birthday candles to have a little more clarity? Get this book. Want a better picture of Fido mugging for his fur mom? Get the book.
George Reis not only explains what to do, but why. And he does it in English, not tech-speak, so even an idiot like me can get it. This copy is not leaving my sight. Ever.
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